2022-06-06

Introducing blog post support in Replo

Noah Gilmore

Noah Gilmore

Introducing blog post support in Replo

Today, we’re announcing support for editing Shopify blog posts in Replo!

Since Replo launched, one of the most consistent pieces of feedback we’ve heard from Replo customers is that while Shopify blog content can be a huge driver for content marketing and SEO, it’s hard to style and edit.

If merchants want to insert non-text content into their posts (for example, a product feature with a “Buy Now” button in a recipe blog post) they have to resort to expensive custom-coding solutions or try to work around Shopify’s limitations using workarounds.

We’re pleased to announce that all types of Replo content, including products, customizable interactions, and animations are now available when you edit a Shopify blog post with Replo.

Creating a blog post in Replo

Getting started with blogs in Replo is simple: the same way you create a page, you can now create a blog post.

  1. In the Replo editor, find "Blogs" in the left-side menu.
  2. Click the "+" button to add a new blog post.
  3. Configure the settings for your blog post - you can set a title, featured image, SEO meta description, and more. If you have multiple blog feeds on your store, you can also choose the feed to add the post to.
  4. Click "Choose Template" to choose a template to start your post with
  5. Click "Create Blog" to create your post.

Blog templates and settings

Each new blog post uses the blog template from your Shopify theme (this template is usually where the blog post’s title, author, and featured image are shown).

Screenshot of editing a blog post in replo

From the settings button in the Replo editor header, you can configure all kinds of data about your blog post - the title and path are editable, just like pages, and you can also edit the post excerpt, featured image, and SEO data.

Screenshot of editing blog post settings in Replo

Adding content to blogs

It’s very common for content authors to write post content in other applications, like Google Docs or Notion, and paste it into Shopify to publish. We’ve extended the Text component in Replo to allow pasting in rich text content from many of these platforms so that you can write your content wherever you prefer, and add animations, product features, or any other kind of Replo component after pasting your copy into Replo.

Conclusion

We want to give special thanks to the merchants that beta tested this feature. If you have questions about how blog posts work in Replo or how to get started, feel free to reach out to us at support@replo.app.

About Replo

Today there are millions of e-commerce businesses built on platforms like Shopify, but developing websites for them is still a terrible experience. Marketing, design, and engineering teams all have to collaborate together to create content, but complex code and 15+ year old tech on platforms like Shopify create huge headaches for teams.

Replo is a new visual web development platform for high-performance, brand-driven teams on Shopify. Replo empowers brands and agencies to create beautiful pixel-perfect landing pages on Shopify - without developers. The product is an easy to use drag-and-drop editor that allows you to visually build React applications, starting with e-commerce. It’s backed by our super-flexible content management system and commerce APIs which integrate with 3rd-party platforms, including product, subscription, and user-defined data.

Replo is light years ahead of other page builders for customizability and page speed, and used by a ton of Shopify Plus brands and agencies. Replo’s template library has hundreds of proven landing pages and sections that anyone can use, as well as certified Experts that help build brand new landing pages in just a few days.

Get started with Replo today at https://replo.app

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